Center Stage Dance & Creative Arts
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.Janine Krill has been the Director of Center Stage Dance and Creative Arts since 2009, and has been on the dance faculty since 2002.
Ms. Krill teaches World History, Advanced Placement World History and Introduction to Law at Massapequa High School. From 1997-1998 she was the assistant coach for the Massapequa Chiefs Varsity Cheerleading Squad. From 1999-2002, she was the head coach for Massapequa High School’s Varsity Kickline – the Chiefettes. During that period, she led the team to first, third and fifth place victories at various dance competitions.
She is currently a judge for the Long Island Kickline Association; judging styles of dance ranging from Kick, Pom, Lyrical, Jazz and Hip- Hop.
In the summer, Janine is the choreographer for Farmingdale’s Theater Arts program.
The Long Island Council for Social Studies named Ms. Krill Long Island Social Studies Teacher of the Year.
During her tenure at SUNY Albany, Ms. Krill was a dancer, choreographer, producer and the treasurer of the Dance Association - Footworks.
In her time as a hip-hop teacher at Center Stage DCA, “Miss Janine” has witnessed her students grow and become mature dancers. Her advanced hip-hop classes have performed for the New York Dragons as well as the New York Knicks sports teams.
“Miss Janine” teaches a variety of classes here at Center Stage DCA ranging from Beginner/Intermediate Tap, Beginner – Intermediate Jazz/Hip Hop, and Beginner – Advanced Hip Hop, including adults! She looks forward to another great year at Center Stage Dance and Creative Arts!
Donna Havranek teaches Classical Ballet, Pointe, and Adult Ballet at Center Stage Dance and Creative Arts.
Ms. Havranek has studied with Debra Punzi and Trutti Gasparinetti at the Long Island Ballet Center, at Ballet Arts in NYC, and with noted dancer Raoul Gelabert (author of Anatomy For the Dancer).
In addition to her work at Center Stage DCA, "Miss Donna" has taught Master Classes in numerous local public and private schools. She is also a member of the Music Ministry, the Liturgical Dance Ministry, and is a Cantor at St. Mary's RC Church.
In 2000, she served as the ballet coach for the NYS Empire Games' Women's Junior Figure Skater 'Gold Medalist'.
"Miss Donna's" recent roles include:
• The Nutcracker (Snow Queen, Queen Rat, Ballerina Doll, Flutes, Chinese, Arabian, Spanish, Waltz of the Flower)
• Cinderella (Cinderella, Stepsister, Stepmother)
• Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena)
• Peter and the Wolf (Bird, Duck, Hunter)
• Snow White (Butterfly, Dwarf)
• La Botique de Fantastique (Can Can Doll, Ballerina Doll)
• several contemporary/ modern works (Opus 1, Adagio in G, Ocean Waters, Cole Porter Celebration, Irish Fantasy, Folkways, My Name is Gypsy, Blue, Suburban Mall Women)
She has performed and/ or choreographed productions of Carousel, The Sound of Music, and Annie Get Your Gun.
Committed to helping our students reach their greatest potential.
Jenn McKenna has been teaching at Center Stage Dance and Creative Arts since 2004. She was the Studio Director from 2004-2009.
Ms. Gaylor teaches English and Theatre Arts at West Islip H.S. From 1998-2004, she directed and/ or choreographed 3 of their 4 yearly productions. During that period, she was also the Advisor of the school's chapter of the International Thespian Society, and the faculty contact of the school's Drama Boosters Organization.
Jenn has been the Choreographer of the 9-Time 'Music in the Parks' Champion and 2007 "Festival Disney" National Champion Show Choir,"Crescendo", since 1995. Based at Calhoun H.S. in Merrick, she was named the show choir's Associate Director in 1998.
She holds a BA in English with a minor in Secondary Education from Hofstra University and an MA in Educational Theatre from New York University.
Ms. Gaylor was nominated for the Disney Teacher Awards in 2003. She has been honored by the Town of Islip for her work with the West Islip HS Drama Club, and by the Nassau County Legislature, the Town of Hempstead, and the Calhoun HS chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society for her work with the Calhoun Choral Program. She was listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 2004.
Described by many as one of Long Island's freshest and most exciting director/ choreographers, Ms. Gaylor has many Regional, Community, Children's, and Educational Theatre credits as Director, Choreographer, Dancer or Actress.
Sara Reutlinger has taught at Center Stage Dance and Creative Arts since 2003.
"Miss Sara" teaches Ballet, Lyrical, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Combination Classes, Technique and Stretch Classes.
Sara holds a Masters in Elementary and Special Education and a BS in Communications. She is currently teaching Elementary Special Education for Western Suffolk Boces.
Sara completed the Apprentice Program as a scholarship student with Ballet Long Island, and has studied with the Joffrey Ballet, and at the Broadway Dance Center, under Trutti Gasparinetti.
From 1996-2003, she worked as a Professional Ballet Dancer for Ballet Long Island, as well as a Choreographer for their parent company, Long Island Ballet Center.
An avid performer throughout the East Coast, “Miss Sara’s” roles include:
• The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Clara, Queen Rat, Arabian, Spanish, Dew Drop Fairy)
• Cinderella (Fairy Godmother, Stepsister, Stepmother, Summer Fairy, Winter Fairy)
• Midsummer Night’s Dream (Cupid, Helena)
• Peter and the Wolf (Bird, Cat, Hunter)
• Snow White (Snow White)
• Swan Lake (Cygnet)
• Aladdin (Genie)
• Little Mermaid (Mermaid’s Sister, Princess)
• La Boutique Fantasque (Can Can Doll, Russian Doll, Tarantella Doll, Ballerina Doll)
• La Corsaire and Don Quixote Pas de Deux
• Pas de Quatre
• Numerous contemporary and modern works
Over the past few years, Miss Sara has had the privilege of watching her students grow and improve every day. She is very proud of all her students
American Soprano Jennifer Lynde(nee Hegmann) received her Master of Music degree from George Mason University in 2010 and her Bachelors of Music from the Boston Conservatory in 2007. While in Boston she studied with Marilyn Bulli and performed for the legendary Dawn Upshaw. Jennifer sang as a soloist with the Boston Conservatory Women’s Chorus as well as with the New England Philharmonic. Jennifer has performed in Asolo, Italy for several notable Italian musician during the Asolo Song and Aria Festival. Some favorite opera and theater credits include Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Sophie (Der Rosenkavlier), Adina (L’elisir d’Amore), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Hodel (Fiddler on the Roof), Mae Jones (Street Scene) and Lola (Gallantry). Ms. Lynde was featured as the soprano soloist with the George Mason University School of Music performance of Carmina Burana. In 2009 Jennifer was awarded first place in the Musical Theater Category of both Virginia State and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) as well as having previously placed second in the Graduate and Continuing Education Category of Virginia State NATS. While in Virginia, Jennifer studied with Dr. Kathryn Hearden and Patricia Miller. In 2010 Jennifer made her New York Lyric Opera debut as an Artist in Residence. Since then she has worked with NYLOT singing in various recitals as well as performing the role of Second Spirit in Mozart's Die Zauberflote and covering the role of La Fee in Massenet's Le Cendrillon in 2011.
Ms. Lynde currently lives on Long Island with her husband and daughter where she teaches private lessons and works as a free lance musician all over NY. You can visit her website at www.jenniferlynde.com for all things musical or her blog where she writes about all things mommy at longislandmommy.blogspot.com
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